Facebook to expand White Oak data center site

Social media giant to invest $750M to add another 1.5M square feet of space

It hasn’t been quite a year since Henrico County and Facebook became friends, but the social media behemoth decided to send the county an early notification of that milestone today. Facebook announced that it will invest $750 million to add three buildings to the two-building data center it’s already constructing at Henrico’s White Oak Technology Park – more than doubling […]

Henrico students to learn about watersheds through 3-year Maymont partnership

Henrico County sixth-graders will learn about watersheds and related ecosystems during the next three years as part of a partnership with Maymont. The Maymont Foundation received a $449,224 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and a partnership with Maymont. NOAA’s Bay Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) program funds locally relevant, authentic experiential learning through “meaningful watershed educational experiences,” […]

Henrico Schools’ Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee holds first meeting


Fonkou Djoendia joined Henrico Schools’ Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee to help ensure that Henrico County’s public schools are inclusive. At its first meeting Sept. 24, Djoendia, a young African American man, made it clear that he wants to get the sense the he and other committee members are creating effective and lasting change. “Bullying is a huge thing for […]

“Taste of Virginia” cookbook benefits gardens, green spaces

The James River Garden Club has announced the release of A Taste of Virginia: Through the Garden Gate, an update of its 1980 cookbook A Taste of Virginia. This new edition takes the form of a seasonal journey through the culinary bounty of Virginia, as well as a pictorial stroll through historic gardens and public spaces throughout the state. Proceeds […]

No one injured in Eastern Henrico apartment fire

Henrico firefighters extinguished a fire in the bathroom of a town house overnight in the 2100 block of Binford Lane, near Mechanicsville Turnpike in Eastern Henrico. No one was injured in the blaze, which apparently originated from the bathroom’s exhaust fan. Firefighters extinguished the flames before they could spread to adjacent townhomes. The occupants will stay with family members until […]